I've never really worked in a formal company with a 'manager', it's always small organizations with protean structures.
Your first "real" job?
A paperboy at 13. I had to get up at 6 a.m. every day for two years. I have no idea how I did it.
Where do you do your best thinking?
Around 1:30 a.m. on weeknights, at my desk.
What do you most value in employees/colleagues?
Intelligence and efficiency.
What would you like to be the world's best at?
I'd like to be the best at distilling and communicating complex information. The world is getting exponentially more complex within our lifetimes - the conduits organizing this information for the public are going to become increasingly powerful.
Originally published Dec 19, 2008 8:15:00 AM, updated March 21 2013